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President Barack Obama and Wyclef Jean

President Barack Obama and Wyclef Jean

Here is a picture of President Barack Obama and Haitian star Wyclef Jean.

Wyclef Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. In the elections of 28 November 2010, he had an intention for the presidency of Haiti. After registering as a candidate, he told his enthusiastic supporters: I want to be Barack Obama of Haiti. He told that he will take his countrymen to a state that is righteous, to a golden era of prosperity. He is a Haitian in the truest form, he will speak in a language that 90% Haitians understand (Haiti, Wyclef Jean & The Scavengers). Since he spent only five years of his life in Haiti, his candidacy was rejected. In an August 2014, Democratic National Convention, Wyclef performed with many other celebrities of Tinseltown. He recorded a video on Barack Obama. After the 2010 earthquake, to support Haitian relief, he requested Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency.

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Haitian Pastor arrested for his role in deadly fire in New York

Haitian Pastor arrested for his role in deadly fire in New York

Here is a picture of Luckner Lorient, a Haitian Pastor who was arrested in Miami for his role in a deadly fire in New York

Brooklyn pastor, once honored by N.Y. State Senate, arrested for role in deadly 2014 fire
Luckner Lorient (78), a longtime pastor at Eglise Baptist Clarte Celeste in Flatbush once honored by the New York State Senate and commended by the state senate for his ministry, was arrested at Miami International Airport on Tuesday (July 26, 2016) for his role in a 2014 (November 19, 2014) fire that killed one man and injured 14 others. He was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Lorient owned a building at 1434 Flatbush Avenue, that housed his church on the ground floor and cramped apartments above which was basically a single resident occupancy apartment. Lorient, had illegally subdivided the floors into 11 multiple cramped, dangerous living spaces for 23 people, according to city records, but at that time Lorient argued his ignorance and blamed the tenants. The fire started with an overheated water cooler and the faulty electrical system, erupted into flames on the second floor. Tenants on the third floor were trapped. The fire killed resident Jeff Frederic, 24.

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

In order to recognize those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes, the UN has created World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (August 19) is an opportunity to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel who are working for the humanitarian cause, and to commemorate those who have lost their lives while working for humanitarian causes. It is also a day create awareness on humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting these needs. It marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian Day is the outcome of the relentless efforts of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Foundation and his family, with the supports of the Ambassadors of France, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil in both Geneva and New York who helped to table and steer the draft Resolution through the General Assembly.

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International Youth Day

International Youth Day

In order to bring attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding youth around the world, the United Nations has created International Youth Day

International Youth Day (IYD) is an youth awareness day. It is the brainchild of the United Nations, and was first celebrated on 12th August 2000, after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution. The day is also observed in 18 countries on many different dates throughout the year. The UN defines the worlds' youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. It is celebrated all around the world with an objective to raise awareness about issues to recognize the efforts of the world's youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in responsible and active ways so that they can make positive contributions to their communities.

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Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac

Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac

Here is a picture of a virgin representing the Virgo sign.

If you were born anytime between August 23 and September 22, your Sun sign is Virgo. Virgo people usually have a deep sense of humanity and always pay attention to small details, prefer conservative and organized things, leave nothing to chance. They don't believe in living in the fantasy world and will be very much in touch with the reality. Since Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo, they are good at communication and possess well-developed sense of speech and writing. Sometimes they are modest, and quite often shy. Virgo can be one of the most difficult mates to "land". Virgo is an earth sign and finds a great match for emotional Pisces and like-minded Earth signs Taurus and Capricorn. Virgos are very intelligent; they have an excellent memory and a highly analytical mind.

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UN pays tribute to heroes of abolition of Slave trade

UN pays tribute to heroes of abolition of Slave trade

Over 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade,

Every year on 25 March, on the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery, we get opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were victims of this tragic practice. August 23 of each year, has been designated by UNESCO to memorialize the 'transatlantic slave trade' which took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th through 19th centuries. It is also is the day of observance for International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. August 23 is also a memorable day on Haitian calendar, because during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which later became a major factor in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

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Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Victims of Enforced Disappearances are often people who are arrested, detained or abducted against their will.

The International human rights law defines an "enforced disappearance" as--"when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person's fate and whereabouts, with the intent of placing the victim outside the protection of the law." But the common people understand that in a simple way: People literally disappear, from their loved ones and their community, when state officials grab them from the street or from their homes and then deny it. It is a crime under international law. In recent years there have also been an alarming number of acts by non-state actors, including armed extremist and terrorist groups. Victims of enforced disappearances are deprived of their liberty, and seldom released alive. The United Nations (UN), Amnesty International and some other human rights organizations observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year.

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Constantin Henriquez, First Haitian Olympic champion in 1900

Constantin Henriquez, First Haitian Olympic champion in 1900

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera arrived in France in 1893 on the steamship La Bretagne, from Port-de-Paix. In October 28, 1900, he became the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion for France

Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. His name is worth remembering for many reasons. He was not only the first black athlete to compete at the Olympics, Henriquez was the first black athlete and the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion in the Olympic Games and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medalist, because he was a member of the France squad in 1900 that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament in France. He also won the silver in the tug of war at the same Games. He introduced football in his country Haiti in 1904, and scored the first goal in Haiti during a competition. He came back in Haiti in the 1950's and became a Senator and was engaged in the promotion of sport in his country. With his brother Alphonse, he co-founded "the Union Sportive Haïtienne". Henriquez was born in Haiti, but moved to France in 1893. Alongside his schooling at the Albert the Great College of Arcueil, he also enjoyed playing rugby. Becoming professional, he played in the biggest clubs in France.

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Pouchon Duverger, lead singer of djakout Number 1

Pouchon Duverger, lead singer of djakout Number 1

Here is a picture of Pouchon Duverger, the lead singer of the popular musical group djakout Number 1.

Pouchon Duverger is the lead singer and Keyboardist of Djakout # 1 in the Konpa Lobey genre. In last July,15th, while performing on stage at Borgne in the north, Duverger felt discomfort and was immediately transported to the hospital Borgne. A rumor quickly spread all around that he had a stroke; however, after a few hours his condition became stable. In last May, Shabba or Herve Anthenor, the noted Percussionist (congas) of the group accused Roro Laine (drummer) and Pouchon, because they were jealous of his achievement. As per Shabba's allegation, the jealousy was brewing inside them; it only came out with their refusal to his invitation to participate in the launching program of his third solo album. In December 2014, Duverger was summoned by Sonel Jean François, an investigating judge, in connection with investigations against the named Augustin Brunet, Caesar Laforet, Bergeau John Woodly Etheart (aka "Sonson La Familia") and others, charged with kidnapping, detention, armed robbery and illegal firearms possession. Sonson La Familia is a well known gang leader who is also known to the police as the "Baz Galil." However, Pouchon Duverger did not deny his friendship with Sonson. He has said Sonson is a promoter that organizes dances, parties and festivals in Miami which all bands know".

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Leopold Berlanger getting ready to hold next election

Leopold Berlanger getting ready to hold next election

Here is a picture of the president of the CEP, Leopold Berlanger as he is getting ready to hold next Haiti election

On June 6, 2016, the Chairman of the election committee (CEP) Leopold Berlanger has invalidated last year's presidential elections and has announced in a press conference that the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) will hold a fresh election in next October 9, 2016, and January 8, 2017. The Provisional Electoral Council will work under the advice of the Verification Commission, which in last May recommended annulling the published results of the last presidential election and making preparation for a new election. The CEP has to make arrangements for legislative elections for some centers also which remained pending in some parts of the country. Leopold Berlanger said, his commission is presently working to resolve issues with "Mandataires" or poll watchers who were responsible for massive frauds. In the last election, over 1 million blank accreditation cards were issued as "Mandataires" and that allowed them to cast multiple ballots at polling stations in such a way so that it was impossible to determine the number of voters who went to the polls.

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